The Wire's final season comes to DVD
Right on the heels of The Wire 's brilliant series finale, HBO and Warner Home Video have announced the release of the fifth and final season on DVD. According to TV Shows on DVD, the set will be released on August 12th. Set to cost $59.99 (you know it'll be cheaper at Amazon), the four disc compilation will also include the two mini-docs that accompanied this season: Odyssey and The Last Word. As with past Wire DVD sets, there will also be a handful of audio commentaries.
That's really all there is to it. Past DVD sets for this show have always been lacking in the bonus features department, but I have to say that I'm surprised there's no mention of the superb prequels that were made before this season premiered. Also missing? The announcement of any sort of "complete" DVD set. Despite the fact that I own seasons 1 through 4 already, I'd still be willing to buy a complete series set with the hope that it would include at least a few additional extras.
It should also be noted that the box art shown at right is only temporary. However, it seems to correspond with the promotional art for season five, so I'd be surprised if it actually changed at all.